Chicago Blackhawks vs Vegas Golden Knights Predictions, Game 5 Picks, Betting Tips 8/18/2020
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+172) Golden Knights (-217)
Corey Crawford and the Chicago Blackhawks head to Rogers Place on Tuesday where they'll take on the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of their series. Vegas leads 3-1. The odds on this game have the Blackhawks priced at +172 and the Golden Knights are at -217. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Blackhawks cover 42.4% of the time, having gone 28-38 SU. The Golden Knights cover 52.9% of the time, going 36-32 straight up.
The Blackhawks went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3 - 1 win against the Golden Knights in Game 4. The Blackhawks had a middle of the road offensive output in this win. In the game, they scored on 3 of the 25 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Chicago racked up a total of 6 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 30 and the Corsi against was 79 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 27.5%. Their Fenwick was 23 and the Fenwick against sat at 52, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 30.7%. They won 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 37.9% and they had a PDO of 115.1 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights racked up a total of 49 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 3 power play chances.
The Chicago Blackhawks head into this game holding a record of 32 wins and 30 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Central Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 208 goals which has them sitting at 9th in the West and 19th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -6, ranking them 22nd in the NHL. The Blackhawks have earned a total of 72 pts, which has them sitting at 23rd in the NHL and 12th in the West. In the matter of shots on goal, they have earned a total of 2,227 which has them sitting at 5th in the conference and 11th in the NHL. As a unit, Chicago has compiled a total of 1,424 hits which has them averaging 20.3 per contest. They have earned a total of 874 blocks for the year. Protecting the net for Chicago is Corey Crawford from Montreal, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has played a total of 2,340 mins in goal for the season. Crawford is allowing 2.77 goals per contest which puts him at 17th in the West and 33rd in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's surrendered 108 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .917 which puts him at 13th in the West.
In Game 4 Vegas went home with a 72.5% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 79 and they conceded a Corsi of 30. They had a Fenwick percentage of 69.3% by earning a Fenwick of 52 and the Blackhawks finishing with a 23 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vegas had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO at even strength of 84.9 and their oZS percentage was 62.1%. The Golden Knights converted 1 goal out of the 49 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. On the other side of the ice, the Blackhawks had 3 power play attempts but were not able to take advantage. Vegas gave way to 25 shots on goal and the Blackhawks ended up with 6 minutes in the box.
The Golden Knights will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 39 wins and 24 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they rank 3rd in the conference and 10th in the league with +15. They have a total of 224 goals for this season which ranks 2nd in the West. Vegas has a save % as a team of .900 which is good for 25th in the league, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 9.1% which is good for 10th in the West. In net for Chicago is Robin Lehner who is having a marginal season by giving up 2.89 goals against average and that places him 20th in the Western Conference and 41st in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,055 mins he's been on the ice this season, he has allowed 99 goals. He holds a save % of .920, which has him sitting 8th in the Western Conference and 13th in the NHL among goalies.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vegas (-217) and under 5.5 goals
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